Showing posts with label Victoria Park. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Victoria Park. Show all posts

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Lost Football Grounds of Falkirk District - Victoria Pk Camelon

The Second Home of Camelon [in their first Season there is mention of them playing on 'the Policies of Camelon House'] was that of Victoria Park. Known as Victoria Park because, frankly, the times demanded it, there were very few features that described it in the reports, other than it was 'in a hollow'.

The ground [as far as I can tell] was in use for about twenty years, from the early 1880s until the early 1900s, when it was built over by a foundry, one which famously made Mills grenades during WWI.


 
The ground as a football ground was, seemingly, ever-problematic, costing as village side like Camelon more than they could reasonably bring in in gates per season. It was only that Victoria Park was easily the third most important grounds of Falkirk District, easily recognised by the fact that it hosted most of the neutral matches between East Stirlingshire and Falkirk, that it continued so long: two local Cup Finals [Falkirk District Charity Cup & Falkirk Cottage Hospitals Infirmary Shield] that kept it going so long.

The ground though, by all reports was quite impressive, laid in a 'natural amphitheatre' between Glasgow Road to the South and the Railway line to the North, and with an incline from the Stirling Road to the East, it's beauty was often commented upon, the simple fact was that Camelon could not support a team to support the ground. Later Junior clubs returning to, Camelon House & Carmuirs Park.

In the 1897 map, the ground is at the very west of old Camelon.



This is the current google map of the area.



Thursday, 15 June 1989

Camelon FC Amateur Sports Day Eleven-a-Side Competition 1889

Held at Victoria Park, Camelon, Sat 15th June 1889, Limited to 15 Minutes a Half. Scores are Goals+Corners.

King's Park                   1+2    East Stirlingshire         0+2       Semi-Final
Camelon                       1+1    Grangemouth                0+1       Semi-Final

King's Park                   2+0    Camelon                    0+0       Final

4-a-side and 5-a-side Competitions

Thursday, 16 June 1988

Camelon FC Amateur Sports Day Four-a-Side Competition 1888

Held at the Victoria Park, Camelon, Sat 16th June 1888 (Scores are Goals+Touchdowns)

Falkirk                   3+0   Grangemouth Strollers     0+0       First Round
Falkirk II                0+1   Dunipace                  0+0       First Round
Falkirk Heavy Weather     2+1   Camelon II                0+0       First Round
Camelon Corinthians       1+0   Callendar Swifts          0+0       First Round
Dumbarton                 7+1   Moonlighters              0+0       First Round
Cowlairs                  4+0   East Stirlingshire        0+0       First Round
King's Park II            1+1   Grasshoppers              0+0       First Round
Falkirk Harp & Cohonies - Byes, King's Park did not appear

Cohonies                  6+0   Falkirk                   1+0       Second Round
Dumbarton                 4+3   Falkirk Harp              0+0       Second Round
Falkirk Heavy Weather, Falkirk II, King's Park II, Cowlairs
Camelon Corinthians - Byes

Cowlairs                  2+2   King's Park II            1+0       Third Round
Cohonies                  2+0   Falkirk II                0+0       Third Round
Camelon Corinthians       1+1   Camelon                   1+0       Third Round
Dumbarton                 WO    Falkirk Heavy Weather     scr       Third Round

Dumbarton                 draw  Cowlairs                  draw      Semi-Final
Cohonies                  5+0   Camelon Corinthians       0+0       Semi-Final
Dumbarton                 0+1   Cowlairs                  0+0       Semi-Final Replay

Dumbarton                 1+2   Cohonies                  1+1       Final

Note - Cohonies were "a team of the 3rd L.R.V."

4-a-side and 5-a-side Competitions